6 FRIA and 2 FWO doctoral fellowships have been awarded to VKI PhD students

We are pleased to announce that 6 FRIA doctoral fellowships have been granted by FNRS during its Board meeting of 15 December 2017 and two Doctoral (PhD) Grant Strategic Basic Research have been awarded for 2 years by the FWO to PhD candidates enrolled in the VKI PhD program.

FRIA stands for "Fonds pour la formation à la Recherche dans l'Industrie et dans l'Agriculture" and is managed by FNRS (Belgian Scientific Research Foundation for the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles).

The Doctoral (PhD) Grant Strategic Basic Research awarded by FWO (Fonds Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek - Vlaanderen) allows young researchers to develop into strategically thinking and innovation-oriented scientists. Strategic basic research in the context of a PhD grant stands for challenging and innovative research (at PhD level), which, if successful, may in the longer term lead to innovative applications with economic added value (for specific companies, for a collective of companies, or a sector, or in line with the VRWI transition areas.

Candidates who have obtained the grant are:

FRIA 1st grant

Joffrey Coheur 

Simon Demange

Adriana Enache

Maria Teresa Scelzo

FRIA 2nd grant

Bruno Dias

Fernando Miró Miró

FWO grant

Francisco Torres Herrador

Ray Vandenhoeck

Abstracts of their projects